Was, of course, the ridiculously fabulous world’s fair in Montreal in 1967. I turned 13 during Expo summer and I have nothing but extraordinary memories of it. Decided to blog about it when I was recently led to a Flickr page by magstb67 who is trying to put together the biggest collection of photographs ever about Expo ’67 online. So head on over, take a look, and send him your images that are not already there!
Well, there literally are over 5,000 interesting images to choose from but I will go with these three.
Like this because of the fashion but also the total surrealistic effect (She must be boiling under there). There are not a lot of uncluttered views like this from those very busy days at Expo.
Here is the Autostade. Goose Village was torn down to make way for this stadium which was to fill all our future stadium needs. Almost hard to believe the Olympics, and their stadium, would be only only 9 years later, when I look back. The Autostade served it s purpose during the fair but really sucked afterwards when it was mainly the Alouettes home field. The gaps in the stands were filled in the following year creating a bowl. As you can see the seats at the 50 yard line were among the furthest from the sidelines, especially as you went up, and the end zones seats were just about in another part of town. There was often incredible insect problems for games, and it was just a very, very, awkward place for most people to get to. It s just a little ironic that the Alouettes ended up back in their original stadium after playing both here and in Olympic Stadium for so many years. And of course, the fact that Goose Village will always be of greater interest than this stadium that never really entered the city’s hearts. The last time I was in the Autostade was probably a Pink Floyd concert in 74. Was good.
And this huge photograph of Humphrey Bogart was one of the most lasting images for me. It was as though the Americans were saying there was another side to all the glitz and the glamor, as if there really was a film noir running under the surface. Incredible!
So head over to magstb67’s Flickr Expo ’67 collection here.
Also check out Expo Lounge for lots more interesting stuff.